EllenBeth Wachs

My Cats are My Gods

Katie Leaves Skepchik

with 3 comments

Katie is fed up with the bullying of the Skepchiks and one in particular,

Rebecca Watson (and a lot of her following, really) is a cyber bully. Plain and simple. For a (semi) recent example, see this. Sara pointed out a very legitimate point but instead of discussing that point in a logical and interesting manner Rebecca just attacks her. I have seen this happen a number of times with Rebecca and other people on the skepchick network. When people point out a legit problem they attack instead of thoughtfully engage.

She has decided enough is enough and quit her position as a Teen Skepchik to return to the site The Canadian Atheist.

She has pointed out that if you disagree with Rebecca or her minions that you will be eaten alive-

Go try and disagree with Rebecca or someone on that site (or off the site) and see how fast the skepchick network minions jump on you and eat you alive.

I suggest that is because of the crossover of commenters that pollinate both the Skepchik blogs and the Freethought Blogs.

She goes on –

I don’t want to be associated with these attitudes and approaches to real life problems. I would rather be associated with thoughtful and clam reactions to what people say.

I understand the feeling the, Katie.  Good luck to you!


Written by EllenBeth Wachs

June 21, 2013 at 7:26 am

3 Responses

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  1. You’re supporting that post against Watson because you were treated badly by some people (kate waters, JAN or whatever) Watson doesn’t even know? I thought what happened in pharyngula exemplified the frequently atrocious commenting culture of the place that lets some people get away with murder sometimes if they supposedly have the “fundamentals” right and you were obviously wronged in that case.

    But what is this, exactly? Do you have any grievances against Watson in particular or what? If you do, lay them out, instead of going at it in a roundabout way by relying on a blog post that relies on two exchanges, one with Mayhew and one with Vacula, where the exact person being awful is very much up to debate from what I can see.

    Or is this just the most tenuous guilt by association I’ve seen lately?


    June 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  2. Varmonts jumpin’ ship on the High Seas! There be Trouble ahead Capt’n…


    June 22, 2013 at 4:19 am

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